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The 10 Best Comments of the Week 4/14

Best Comments of the Week

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. Snap, Crackle, Pop

2. Food for Thought

3. Employee of the Millenium

4. Jar Jar

5. LIES

6. Calculating

7. I’ll be Back

8. Ready Player 2

9. Regrets

10. Dissed! err, Dyssed?

Check out the previous edition of The Best Comments of the Week here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Week 4/7

Best Comments of the Week

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. Having Seconds

2. Home Alone: Only in the Movies

3. Talented

4. I Am Your Father

5. Substitution 

6. Mispellededed 

7. Sock it to ‘Em

8. Best. Name. Ever.

9. Hair-raising 

10. Savage

Check out the previous edition of The Best Comments of the Week here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Week 3/31

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. Moment of Silence Instead?

2. Moment of Venn

3. Chalk This up as a Victory

4. Jock

5. Mean Jeans

6. Belly Fart

7. Cheers

8. Geography Lesson

9. Classic

10. End of her Rope

Check out the previous edition of The Best Comments of the Week here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Week 3/24

Best Comments of the Week

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. Shrek-Bod

2. Sniper

3. Un-invitational 

4. Dadstracted

5. Pet Peeve

6. If At First You Don’t Succeed

7. So Wont The Real Dad Please Stand Up

8. Therapeutic 

9. To Infinity…and BEYOND

10. Turns Hearing-Aid Off

Check out the previous edition of The Best Comments of the Week here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Week 3/17

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. To Infinity…and BEYOND

2. Baggage 

3. LeVar 

4. Improvise 

5. That’s How They Get You 

6. Meal Planning 

7. Fair is Fair 

8. Wait For It… 

9. Double Approval 

10. Appreciation

Check out the previous edition of The Best Comments of the Week here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Week 3/10

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. Go Figure 

2. Totally Equal

3. Pure Torture 

4. Gaming the System

5. Not to Mention Blue Balls 

6. Hunter’s Revenge 

7. Office Humor 

8. Shafted 

9. Gravity Wash 

10. Invention of the Decade 

Check out the previous edition of The Best Comments of the Week here.

3 Things to Do With Your Kids This Weekend

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Good dads know how important it is to spend quality time with their kids and how fun it can be too. But it can be tough to keep coming up with new stuff to entertain your kids. If you’re dreading a weekend of kids complaining about being bored while you countdown the seconds until bedtime, we feel your pain. So each week we feature 3 simple ideas of things to do with your kids.

Build a Blanket Fort

Build a blanket fort
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There’s something about making a complete mess of furniture that kids really love and once you add in some blankets and they go bonkers. Use couch pillows, chairs, coffee tables and drape blankets and sheets over them. You can also buy this handy fort kit that enables them to build a sturdy (and glow-in-the-dark!) infrastructure…while not turning your house upside down.

Get Experimental

Blow your kids’ minds while teaching them about science! Dig around online and you’ll find a wealth of inexpensive experiments with stuff that’s already kicking around your house. Some of them may require to be set up the night before but if you plan far enough ahead you can buy a basic science kit (or a more advanced kit) that include everything you need. Here are 7 easy experiments bound to capture their imagination:

Fly a Kite

Definitely an oldie but certainly a goodie and there’s no rule against flying a kite when it’s cold outside. Dollar stores always carry a nice selection and they’re only a few bucks each. Get one for everyone and see if you can all get airborne at the same time. When things are winding down announce you’re having a “Kite Dog Fight!!” and try to knock each other out of the sky. You’ll probably just end up with a tangled mess, but hey, it was fun while it lasted.

Family with Kites
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For more suggestions check out last week’s 3 Things to Do With Your Kids.

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3 Things to Do With Your Kids This Weekend

Box forts, libraries and puppet shows
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Good dads know how important it is to spend quality time with their kids and how fun it can be too. But it can be tough to keep coming up with new stuff to entertain your kids. If you’re dreading a weekend of kids complaining about being bored while you countdown the seconds until bedtime, we feel your pain. So each week we feature 3 simple ideas of things to do with your kids.

Cardboard Creativity

Cardboard fort for Kids
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It’s time to leverage the fact that kids often get more excited about the box their gift comes in than the actual gift. Ask a few stores in a shopping mall for some small to extra large boxes in various dimensions. Then put together a castle, a series of connected box forts or a tunnel system. Or use them to create a robot costume or a house for your family pet. Once the project is complete the kids get to decorate the boxes however they please!

Visit the Library

Set them up with library cards and let them explore and take out some books…obviously. But libraries have a lot more going on than just borrowing books – you can borrow movies too. Most of them also host storytimes with local authors, have arts and crafts time and offer drop-in play spaces. A Library is also a great community hub to find out what else is going on in your neighborhood.

Sock Puppet Theater

This activity is part crafty and one part performance art. Gather up some old socks, markers, fabric scraps, buttons, and some glue and let the kids create their characters. Remember the boxes from above? Convert an extra large one into a puppet theater and then have your kids put on a show. Make sure to record it, everyone can watch it later while munching on popcorn.

Cardboard Puppet Theater
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For more suggestions check out last week’s 3 Things to Do With Your Kids.

The 10 Best Comments of the Week 3/3

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. Hasta Lasagna 

2. Wordless Password 

3. K-666 

4. Durst Type of Music 

5. Melvin’d! 

6. RIP Joe Martin 

7. Listen to The News 

8. Killer Serial 

9. Caloric Support 

10. Netflix and Scroll 

Check out the previous edition of The Best Comments of the Week here.

The 10 Best Comments of the Week 2/24

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the 10 Best Comments of the Week:

1. Constructive Criticism 

2. Dirty Laundry

3. RIP Radio Shack

4. Welcome to the Club!

5. Flair

6. Kondo’d 

7. Beer Me

8. Yada, yada, yada

9. Never Get Them Wet

10. Richter 

Check out the previous edition of The Best Comments of the Week here.

3 Things to Do With Your Kids This Weekend

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Good dads know how important it is to spend quality time with their kids and how fun it can be too. But it can be tough to keep coming up with new stuff to entertain your kids. If you’re dreading a weekend of kids complaining about being bored while you countdown the seconds until bedtime, we feel your pain. So each week we feature 3 simple ideas of things to do with your kids.

Toy Purge

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Let’s face it – your kids’ rooms are filled with tons of toys that no longer spark joy. Explain to them that you’re going to donate them to a good cause and decide as a family where you’ll go – Goodwill or Salvation Army? Or maybe a thrift shop that’s directly tied to a Children’s Hospitals or another charity they like. Encourage them to part with more items by offering to purchase them one item at the shop for every ten items they donate to it.

Roller or Ice Skating

Roller skating in the winter can be a break from the cold – alternatively, ice skating in the summer can be relief from the heat. Dial-up local arenas and ask for their public skating schedule. Admission and skate rentals are reasonable and won’t break the bank. Roller skating tends to be a bit more expensive but you also get a better sound system, themes, and a light show!

Visit a Rural Market

Load everyone in the car and set your destination to a combination flea/farmer’s market. Be sure to break up the road trip by making the journey part of the destination – make regular stops at roadside shops, attractions, a small town and of course a CHIP TRUCK! Once there your kids will find lots of interesting and inexpensive items that will capture their attention. The best part is that you’ll also be able to stock up on some produce and get a bit of grocery shopping out of the way!

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For more suggestions check out last week’s 3 Things to Do With Your Kids.

The Best Comments of the Week 2/17

Every week we pan for comedy gold in the comments section of our Facebook posts. If your comment cracks us up (or warms our hearts) we’ll showcase it here!

Here’s this week’s roundup of the Best Comments of the Week:

1. Aural Hygiene

2. Heartless

3. EscoBored

4. Fowl!

5. Parent Poetry

6. Incomprehensible 

7. Earned His Wings

8. Can’t Stop

9. Party Poopers

10. Snippy!

Check out the previous edition of our The Best Comments of the Week here.

3 Things to Do With Your Kids This Weekend

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Good dads know how important it is to spend quality time with their kids and how fun it can be too. But it can be tough to keep coming up with new stuff to entertain your kids. If you’re dreading a weekend of kids complaining about being bored while you countdown the seconds until bedtime, we feel your pain. So each week we feature 3 simple ideas of things to do with your kids.

Make Paper Airplanes

(Fold N Fly)

All you need for this activity is a tiny stack of paper and a little patience. Challenge your aviators to create a fleet that will compete for distance and acrobatics. Check out Fold ‘N Fly – it’s the perfect wingman for this. The website features over 35 different paper airplane designs, data on their aerial abilities and crystal clear instructions on how to make them.

GPS Treasure Hunt (Geocaching)

Treasure hunting… there has to be an app for that? Yup, and there’s an entire online hobby based around it! Download the app, register and you can instantly use it to navigate to a geocache location. Don’t forget to bring a pen – once you find it you’ll sign and date your visit and then log your experience online.  If your kids really dig this they can level-up and create their own geocache to hide for others to hunt down.

Ice Cream Challenge

Let your kids choose the ice cream flavors, cone and let them go nuts with toppings. Chop up their favorite chocolate bar, use sprinkles, whip cream, chocolate chips, syrups, jams, etc. Use the selection at your favorite ice cream shop as inspiration. Once everyone is done, share ’em and then vote for the most artistic and most delicious. I know what you’re thinking…the dreaded sugar high – but that’s been debunked by science.

For more suggestions check out last week’s 3 Things to Do With Your Kids.